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  • New Wide Boom Plus inserts help Manitowoc MLC300 VPC-MAX® punch well above its size class

    • Additional inserts expand the successful MLC300 Wide Boom kit to increase boom length and capacity.
    • Using the VPC-MAX® attachment, this new configuration offers the capacity of much larger cranes with the logistics and site benefits of the MLC300.
    • Manitowoc developed the solution based on Voice of the Customer feedback, and it’s already proving highly successful.

  • Potain shares insight on best practices for tower crane operation at leading Singapore event

    • Bruno Roni-Damond, Potain vice president of engineering, and Emmanuel Kirchner, Potain Top slewing crane product manager, delivered presentations.
    • Approximately 800 delegates attended the annual WSH Symposium on Cranes.

  • National Crane to show agile configuration of NBT45-2 at Work Truck Week 2023

    • Work Truck Week 2023 will be held March 7–10, 2023, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
    • National Crane is partnering with Peterbilt to exhibit an NBT45-2 boom truck that does not require a single front outrigger. 
    • The boom truck highlights the role that Manitowoc’s engineers play in developing customized solutions to meet the industry’s evolving needs.
    • The extended torsion box model is one example of the endless configurations that can be developed to ensure a boom truck that is field-ready directly from the factory.

  • Manitowoc dealers from the Middle East, Africa, and CIS gather in Dubai to share best practices and growth opportunities

    • An Awards Ceremony recognized many of the top-performing dealers from the region
    • Presentations also covered that latest product and service offerings from Manitowoc that help customers get more from their cranes.


Latest news

Kran-Mitterhauser Grove crane fleet expands with GMK5120L

• Austrian crane service provider has invested in a five-axle, 120 t capacity Grove GMK5120L, with its exceptional 66 m main boom
• Long boom lengths, versatile taxi crane configurations, and a class-leading amount of counterweight make the all-terrain crane ideal for a wide range of projects

Two Grove GMK4100L-2 all-terrain cranes added to Galfar Al Misnad’s fleet

• Two Grove GMK4100L-2 all-terrain cranes added to Galfar Al Misnad’s fleet 
• Both cranes were ordered through local dealer Mannai Trading
• The first of the cranes has been delivered and will be deployed on Qatar’s North Field Expansion Project

Manitowoc launches record-breaking Potain MCT 1105 from Zhangjiagang plant

• The crane is the largest Potain topless model from Manitowoc’s Chinese factory and follows hot on the heels of the MCT 1005
• A maximum capacity of 50 t can be lifted out to 21.8 m radius when configured with the full 80 m jib.

Wiemann Autokrane adds Grove GMK6400-1 to its fleet

• Crane rental company Wiemann Autokrane of Dortmund, Germany has taken delivery of a new 400 t capacity Grove GMK6400-1
• The Company purchased the GMK6400-1 after positive experiences with its GMK6400

Niella Tanaro plant begins production of Grove GRT8120 rough-terrain cranes

• The Manitowoc plant in Niella Tanaro, Italy is expanding production, adding the Grove GRT8120 rough-terrain crane to its manufacturing line
• Niella Tanaro is strategically positioned to serve customers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific
• In addition to adding GRT8120 production, the plant will also build GRT8100-1 cranes

Grove GMK5250XL-1 plays key role in tough plant disassembling job in Brazil

• After comparing similar cranes, Willift Lifting Engineering decided to use the GMK5250XL-1 to dismantle an old lime plant, a job that would require the machine to hold heavy metal parts up high while they were being cut off. 
• The crane’s 78.5-m (257.5 ft) long boom and high-load capacity were crucial features in the contractor’s decision to rent it; the work went very smoothly, and the project was completed within the schedule.

Schuch Heavylift adds eight new Grove mobile cranes, including custom-built GMK6450-1

• Schuch Heavylift received the custom-built Grove GMK6450-1 after working with Manitowoc’s Lift Solutions team to get an updated version of the GMK6400-1 with increased capacity
• There were seven other Grove mobile cranes delivered to the company in the past year.

Potain cranes to aid major renovation of historic Milan hospital in Italy

• Consorzio Stabile SIS has chosen Potain cranes to help renovate of one of Italy’s oldest hospitals, Policlinico di Milano (also known as Ospedale Maggiore di Milano), founded in 1456.
• The Italian construction company purchased two MDT 269 J12 and two MDT 389 L16 top-slewing tower cranes to overcome the difficulties of the jobsite, which include a narrow access road and lack of space for maneuvering heavy vehicles.

Manitowoc expands dealer presence across Central Asia in collaboration with Eurasian Machinery

• Long-time Grove dealer for Kazakhstan expands its market coverage responsibilities. 
• The company will now also represent Grove mobile cranes in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

Grove GMK3060L-1 delivers excellence through challenging mining work in Peru

Since its arrival in Peru, a new Grove GMK3060L-1 all-terrain crane has been taking challenging jobs and delivering excellent performance in a mine in the South of the country for over a year. Because of its long reach, high capacity, and compact size, the crane has been performing difficult lifts in constrained spaces of the mine, handling jobs that previously had to be outsourced.

Canada’s first Grove GMK6400-1 kick-starts new era for A.W. Leil Cranes and Equipment

• A new Grove 450-USt all-terrain crane equips the Maritimes contractor to compete for wind farm maintenance jobs.
• The company initially considered 500-650 USt models, but the GMK6400-1’s MAXbase and MegaWingLift™ features, giving it seven- or eight-axle performance, proved the right choice.
• The crane has been constantly in demand since it left its Dartmouth base in early January.

BKL Baukran Logistik updates 150 t Grove offerings with the latest technology

• BKL has invested in two Grove GMK5150XL cranes to replace its previous generation GMK5150L cranes 
• One of the new cranes was displayed at bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany last year, before delivery to the German rental giant 
• BKL is a long-standing Manitowoc customer and already has dozens of Grove mobile cranes and Potain tower cranes in its rental fleet.